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Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS Reviewed by
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Dr Fry and his staff have been so amazing! I am so happy with the work he did on my teeth - everything looks natural and as perfect as real teeth should look ! And I really love the fact he is holistic too. Highly recommend this practice for quality and safe dental care.

Common emergency dental situations that Chicago area patients may experience


Outside of visiting the dentist for regular cleanings and examinations twice a year, one of the primary reasons that patients see their dentist is for pain or emergency dental services. Chicago area dentist, Peter W. Fry DDS, provides patients in the community with assistance as needed when dental emergencies arise.

At Making Smiles Happen, we understand that unexpected things can happen to a smile. Trauma can result in a knocked out tooth, or a filling may fall out and cause extreme sensitivity. Patients may also deal with a lost crown, or a chipped or cracked tooth. Without taking care of these problems, patients risk infection, pain, and even worse—permanent tooth loss. By understanding what can be done in common dental emergencies, patients can be better prepared for the unexpected and enjoy a more positive outcome.

Below are just a few of the most common dental emergencies seen at our Chicago area practice:

Lost Tooth

Whether patients play sports or experience a hit to the face, the loss of a natural adult tooth can happen when least expected. Patients should contact their dentist as soon as possible to be seen, and in the meantime, should try to place the tooth back in the socket if they can. If not, putting the tooth in a cup of milk can help keep it moist and allow the dentist to attempt reattachment to save the natural tooth.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Leaving the nerves of a tooth exposed after the enamel has been chipped or broken can result in pain and infection. As soon as a tooth is broken, it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible for treatment. Treatment options may include dental bonding, a porcelain veneer, or a dental crown.

Lost Restoration

Sometimes the bonding of a crown, bridge, or other restoration may come loose and result in the restoration falling off the tooth. In situations such as this, patients are urged to contact Peter W. Fry DDS of Making Smiles Happen to schedule an appointment to have the restoration bonded back into place. If the restoration has been broken, a new one may need to be fabricated and placed later.

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